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May 3, 2013

This is our first Follow Up Friday blog hop. It has been an interesting week for us so I thought we would share what’s going on.

Pierson and Snow in May

It’s a good thing Pierson hasn’t lost his winter coat yet, because it’s snowing in May!

Snow in May
It has been a strange week for weather. It was in the 80s Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday was in the 70s. Then Thursday it snowed! Poor Maya & Pierson don’t know whether to shed or grow more fur.

Maya in Snow in May

“Please let me wake up from this strange dream of snow in May.”

Canine Epilepsy
Pierson had a second seizure on Wednesday, May 1st. His first seizure was on January 10th of this year. Thankfully, his seizures were very short and don’t seem to happen often. The vet took some tests and was unable to determine the cause. This is a good thing, the vet says. It’s not head trauma, it’s not poison, and his blood tests came out normal. So he is just one of those dogs that have seizures. Seeing my pretty boy Pierson having a seizure is a scary thing, but seizures won’t shorten his life or lessen his quality of life. It is believed that dogs feel no pain during a seizure. And he gets back to his bouncy self within moments after the seizure.

Tomorrow for Pet Safety Saturday, I’m going to provide a link to an article I wrote in January about Pierson’s canine epilepsy. Be sure to stop by tomorrow.

Contest Winner
On a lighter note, Amy B. won the Bergan pet travel barrier. Congratulations Amy!

We will be holding another contest this month so stay tuned. What would you like to see in May’s giveaway contest?

Sharing Pet Safety Photos
You saw the Golden Doodle Spud’s photo earlier this week in his new Bergan dog car harness. Now we’ve seen a photo of another Doodle named Goldie wearing the Kurgo Tru-Fit pet car harness. We haven’t gotten permission to share the photo on our blog, but you can see it on DoodleKisses.

If you have photos of your dog riding in the car, share them with us. We’d love to post them here.

Teaching Pierson to Speak
I taught Pierson to speak last week. It was so easy that he learned it in one day. Two factors made it easy for him to learn: 1) Aussies are natural barkers, and 2) Aussies are super smart. I will hopefully have a video on American Dog Blog soon.

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6 Responses to “Follow Up Friday – Contest Winners, Snow, and More”

  1. dogdaz:

    Thanks for hopping. Sorry about the seizures. Just make sure to get him on the floor, if he is on the couch or bed, so he does not fall. Nice FUF. – DogDaz

  2. SUGAR: Golden Woofs:

    Woof! Woof! Odd weather indeed. We had 3 days of summer weather and now we are back into winter (chilly cold). I’ll ask mom to take a photo of me in dad’s new car (mom is still in a hunt for a new seat belt for me). When I competed in agility those Aussie do speak. Happy Friday and Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. Roxy the traveling dog:

    This has been such a weird spring for so many parts of the country.

  4. SephiAndMaya:

    Craziness! Thanks for traveling to our blog, Roxy. :)

  5. SephiAndMaya:

    If your mom has any questions about seat belts for dogs, have her email me. We have four main brands but there are other good brands out there. Come stop by my American Dog Blog too where I will be posting a video of my Aussie speaking later today. Thanks for stopping by! :)

  6. SephiAndMaya:

    He’s only allowed on the furniture on special occasions (such as when I really need a cuddle) so no worries there. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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